Some cars are able to transcend time to become real phenomena of their period. One member of this special category is the Volkswagen Beetle, the ingenious car designed by Ferdinand Porsche during the second half of the 1930s, of which more than 20 million examples were sold. And with the appearance of the New Beetle, the legend was renewed to live on to our days. That is why it seemed almost a duty to update the book on the Beetle that was first published in 1989 and was reprinted many times, recounting the story of this evergreen car from the prototypes right the way through all the successive versions. The book does not omit the various body builders who worked with this car, nor does it turn its back on the technical and commercial history of the New Beetle, which has its own section in the publication. This “phenomenon on four wheels” is illustrated with hundreds of pictures and drawings and is accompanied by an accurate and rigorous text.